Society

Crime
8:53 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Louisville Shootings Leave Three Dead

wikipedia.org

Three people were killed yesterday after a chaotic shooting scene that had crowds running for cover in a crime-ridden section of Louisville. 

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Jobs
8:46 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Tennessee's Jobless Rate Continues to Fall

Tennessee's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, marking the ninth straight month of decrease. The rate dropped a tenth of a percent from March to7.8, the lowest it's been since November 2008. Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says the decrease in the jobless rate is largely caused by fewer people seeking work. The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April, also a tenth of a percent lower than the previous month.

Public Funding
3:49 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Hopkins County Committee to Advise on Library Funding

facebook.com

Hopkins County officials are forming a committee to address funding issues for the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. 

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Society
4:04 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Eliminate Child Abuse Comes to KY

lexingtonky.gov

Health care groups and child advocates across Kentucky have formed  a new Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse. Kentucky’s child abuse death rate is among the highest in the country. 

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Juvenile Crime
2:21 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state’s high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes.

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Society
6:53 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Paducah City Commission Opposes Flying Confederate Flag

Wikimedia Commons

The Paducah City Commission disapproves of a local organization’s intention to fly the Confederate flag. 

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The Bridge
9:07 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Span Makes it Down

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A replacement span for a collapsed portion of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is now at the bridge site. A 3-barge flotilla took just over 5 hours yesterday to navigate the 30 miles from the Eddyville Riverport, down Lake Barkley, through the LBL Canal, and up Kentucky Lake. 

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Society
8:52 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Paducah-McCracken County CCC Presents Budget

The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation presented its 2012/2013 budget to the county Fiscal Court yesterday. CCC Treasurer Hal Sullivan gave members what he called a “bare bones” budget requesting $100,000 to help with insurance costs and maintenance issues. The money will also help pay the Carson Four Rivers Center for management services. Sullivan says the CCC is trying to pare down its spending so local governing bodies can assist other organizations in need.

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The Bridge
4:18 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Bridge Truss Trip Ends Tonight at Site

Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White

A flotilla carrying the replacement span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge and two massive cranes will complete its trip tonight.

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Taxes
9:01 am
Mon May 14, 2012

New Tennessee Food Tax Rate

Tennessee state officials want businesses selling food to start preparing for reduced rates of sales and use tax.  Effective July 1st, those tax rates on sales of food and food ingredients will be cut to 5.25%, down from 5.5%. 

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